Markus Fuchs set a new Austrian record over 100 m on Thursday at the Liese Prokop Memorial in St. Pölten. The 27-year-old won in 10.08 seconds ahead of Britain’s Elliot Jones in 10.20. On July 16, 2022, with 10.15, Fuchs had matched Andreas Berger’s age-old record that had been in force since 1988 and now pushed it again by seven hundredths. “It’s just sensational,” said Fuchs.
Lena Pressler set an ÖLV record over 400 m hurdles with 56.15 seconds. In second place, Pressler was only beaten by Moroccan Noura Ennadi (55.43). The 100 m went to the German Alexandra Burghardt in 11.24 seconds, fourth was Magdalena Lindner in 11.43.
Lukas Weißhaidinger won the discus throw, the Upper Austrian reached 63.61 m in his best attempt and prevailed just ahead of Brit Nicholas Percy with 63.57. Javelin thrower Victoria Hudson, who has also already qualified for the Budapest World Championships, won with 59.81 m.